GREEN BAY, WI. – The White House correspondent's dinner paid so little attention to the Trump administration and its boosters that subtly blamed allegations for the First Amendment event were a topic of the campaign for the presidential campaign in Wisconsin on Saturday.
Brad Parscale, the Trump Campaign Manager, who took the stage and mentioned that he had been invited, said little, "Nothing is better than just selfish love," he said of the dinner.
It meant little to the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose comic roast at last year's dinner led to a renewed formatting this spring. When she went on stage to wild applause and alluded to the dinner (without a comedian) in Washington, the crowd started a tailor-made song: "Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! "
And it meant little to President Trump who did not mention dinner by name. Instead, he emphasized the coverage of his rally and frequently crashed the news media, telling those present that they had more fun with him than with a Democratic president. "By the way, Saturday night," he said humorously, "is there anywhere more fun than a Trump rally?"
Followers who hit the waves and the Trump 2020 posters in Leading to Trump Famous personalities such as the social media personalities (19459006), Diamond and Silk, did not seem to believe that.
Dan Weddig, who traveled with his wife Pam over 100 miles from Gladstone, Michigan, and withstood snowstorm warnings upon arrival, said he was happy to be part of the counter-programming effort.
"It's kind of in your face," Mr. Weddig, 63, said about the dinner. "It's a bunch of reporters and news people knocking each other on the back."
Apart from the reliable digging in the news media – pictures of Mr. Trump, dressed as a professional wrestling character and fighting with a CNN logo. Before the President's appearance, the Jumbotron flashed over the Jumbotron – the rally went on for several routes attenuated. In a more than one-hour speech, the president focused on politics and made promises to a state that will be one of the toughest in the country for Republicans to protect entry into the 2020 election.
Mr. Trump first expressed condolences to those killed and injured during a shooting at a California synagogue and then outlined the trade relations with China, the healthy economy, and its preferences in US Federal Reserve policy. At times, the president had to incite the crowd to the usual noise level by using reliable keywords: "Democrats," "media," "the swamp."
The less harsh rally may have been partially at stake Wisconsin Republicans are politically at stake, with three recent presidential elections decided by the country's narrowest margins. It will be a prime battlefield area before 2020. Democrats plan to hold a rally in Milwaukee next year.
One of the most visible industries here is also at risk. Milk producers in the state known for their cheese plunge into the president's trade wars as more than 1,200 farms have stopped milking cows. However, when Mr. Trump said that the abolition of inheritance tax by his government would help farmers, the crowd was still cheering.
When he cut his speech to the Midwesterners on the shores of Lake Michigan, Mr. Trump trumped local victories. He praised armored vehicle manufacturers in Oshkosh and told the crowd that his government is providing $ 300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. (His budget is to cut the program by 90 percent this year.)
"Now you finally have a president who is loyal to you," Mr. Trump said, usually mocking his potential opponents.
Imagine Sleepy Joe, Crazy Bernie? ", asked he. "Can you imagine that one of these people is doing what I do here?"
When he attacked the usual hit list of Democrats, journalists, and future presidential candidates for 2020, Mr. Trump detailed his political achievements and condemned his enemies for setbacks or losses. Again, he accused John McCain, the Republican Senator from Arizona, of dismantling a republican plan to overhaul the health system.
"We should have had medical care," Trump said. "But a man decided to vote against it."
Mr. Trump accused the Federal Reserve of slowing economic growth in the country by avoiding quantitative easing. And he accused the Democrats of almost everything else, be it the abortion policy or the immigration law, and exercised the usual criticisms.
Last week, the government signaled fierce fighting for weeks as it stood in a documentary request against documents and testimonies to block several requests from Democratic MPs in parliament,
The White House had said it would put different people in orbit the president said they should defy the subpoena, but it stated late on Friday that such an official, Carl Kline, was a former personnel security officer. The director would testify before a committee of the house how security checks had been carried out.
The President, playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe near Washington the next morning, also used his speech to denigrate the Special Representative's investigations into his campaign as a "collapse craze."
After revisiting his favorite rally anecdotes, he moved the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and to Calli As world leaders complained about how much American aid the country had cost, Mr. Trump paused and noticed the crowd's enthusiasm.
"Do you know why we have a good time?" Mr. Trump said. "Because we talk about a subject we love, the United States of America."